Agonize Definition

agonized, agonizes, agonizing
agonized, agonizes, agonizing
To suffer mental anguish or worry about something.
Agonized over the difficult decision.
American Heritage
To make convulsive efforts; struggle.
Webster's New World
To cause great pain to; torture.
Webster's New World
To suffer extreme pain.
The explorers agonized in the hot sun.
American Heritage
To be in agony or great pain; feel anguish.
Webster's New World
  • not worry

Origin of Agonize

  • From French agoniser, from Late Latin agonizare, from Ancient Greek ἀγωνίζομαι (agonizomai, “to fight, contend”). See agony.

    From Wiktionary

  • Medieval Latin agōnizāre from Greek agōnizesthai to struggle from agōn contest agony

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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